W.C. Rehab & Nursing Center
We have had a very busy December so far! The resident’s annual Christmas dinner was a true blessing with so many guests. The food was delicious and the fellowship was even better. Everyone looked fantastic all dressed up in their Christmas best. The doors were each and everyone decorated as well as every other nook and cranny inside and out. It was a wonderful treat to have the dining room filled to capacity, plus all the hallways, lobbies and resident’s rooms overflowing with loved ones. This made for a special night for each of our residents. We hope all our guests had as good of a time as we did. Thank you all for attending and a special thank you to the staff that put such effort to make this happen.
Cover card winners this month have been Alberta Barker, Mary Tuck, Esther Cook, Willie Dismuke, Delma Beasley, Jimmy Mansfield, Mello Arnold, Eddie Nunn, Mignon, Mayo, Violet Morris and Mavis Insco. Prizes for one-line bingo have varied between snack cakes, goodie items and quarters. We are very appreciative to all the extra help provided from staff members to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to participate.
The residents are delighted to welcome Francis Whiteman to our activity program. He is providing a weekly Bible study for everyone to attend as well as agreeing to serve as our facility chaplain. We are honored to have with us and look forward to his services.
We have had many volunteer groups with us this month spreading cheer to all our residents. Freeman’s Chapel provided their monthly singing on the Dec. 2. The residents were all eager to have them. They are always left bragging about how wonderful the service was. Bethel Youth group was with us later that evening. They kept the talent rolling in as they sang for our residents. Their melodic voices filled the facility and left smiles on everyone’s faces. Bill Brewer and friends were with us on Dec. 7 and did an outstanding job. They led the group in many gospel hits and had everyone singing along. Their talent proved them well. Corinth Baptist Church’s youth group dropped by on Saturday for a special visit. They toured the hallways singing Christmas carols to all the residents. Thank you for remembering us. The Head Start carolers stared in a singing performance on Dec. 11. It was hard to tell which was better, their wonderful songs or how cute they all were. We really appreciate all the teachers and staff that brought them. On Dec. 16, Friends of Carmen Kelley were with us. They are still keeping his legacy alive and well by spreading good cheer to our residents in his memory. They are so gifted and always bring joy to our hearts with each visit. I know Mr. Carmen would be so proud.
The residents have had a few special holiday themed activities as well. Mrs. Sue Bailey’s daughter, Jana, donated tons of Christmas cards to the facility. So we had to have a Christmas card party. It was tons of fun, and hot cocoa was also served. We have also had Christmas carols with Marci, which is always a huge hit. She is a very gifted pianist and the residents love to sing along with her. No Christmas season is complete without a little partying either. We had lots of delicious party food and music on Dec. 14. We have also staged beautiful scenery for our residents to have a holiday portrait taken. All this and it isn’t even Christmas yet!
Church services have been provided by Macedonia Church of Christ, Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church. They do a remarkable job each Sunday in providing worship services for our residents. Siloam Baptist Church was with us on Dec. 12 for their monthly service. The resident’s are always blessed with their attendance. Thank you all for remembering us.
A quick note to brag on all the staff. We had our annual state survey and had no findings. They ensured us that our staff earned the deficiency free survey due to the hard work provided by each and every staff member and that it showed how much we love and care for our residents